Events

Movies at the Lighthouse! DESPICABLE ME 7/1 9:30p

Join us on Friday, July 1 at 9:30 p.m. for FREE FAMILY FUN at the Port Isabel Lighthouse! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and friends and family for a memorable evening on the grounds of the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse. All summer movies start on Friday at 9:30 p.m. just after South Padre Island’s Fireworks display over the Laguna Madre Bay. COST: FREE! For more information call 956/943-7602. museumdirector@copitx.com.

JULY 1>>>9:30 p.m.
DESPICABLE MEIn a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon. Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad.
Animated Feature
Voices by: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Kristin Wiig
Universal Pictures;
Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud
Rated PG; 95 minutes; 2010

JULY 15>>>9:30 p.m.
THE KARATE KIDTwelve-year-old Dre Parker could’ve been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother’s latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying, but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre’s feelings make an enemy of the class bully and kung fu prodigy, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.
Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith
Columbia Pictures; Directed by Harald Zwart
Rated PG; 140 minutes; 2010

JULY 29>>>9:30 p.m.
IRON MAN 2 – After confessing his identity as Iron Man to the world, Tony Stark comes under fire from the U.S. Government who demands he hand over the powerful weapon that is the Iron Man suit. Meanwhile, a mysterious and dangerous foe emerges in Ivan Vanko, who creates a powerful persona known as Whiplash in order to exact revenge on the Stark family once and for all… and destroy Iron Man.
Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mickey Rourke
Paramount Pictures; Directed by Jon Favreau
Rated PG-13; 124 minutes; 2010

AUGUST 5>>>9:30 p.m.
TANGLEDWhen the kingdom’s most wanted – and most charming- bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs.
Animated Feature
Voices by: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy
Walt Disney Animation Studios;
Directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard
Rated PG; 100 minutes; 2010

AUGUST 19>>>9:30 p.m.
TOY STORY 3 – Toy Story 3 welcomes back Woody, Buzz and the whole gang back to the big screen as Andy prepares to depart for college and his loyal toys find themselves in …daycare! These untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice, so it’s all for one and one for all as plans for the Great Escape get underway. A few new faces join the adventure, including Barbie’s counterpart Ken, a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants and a pink strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o-Huggin’ Bear.
Animated Feature
Voices by: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Michael Keaton
Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation;
Directed by Lee Unkrich
Rated G; 103 minutes; 2010

OCTOBER 28>>8:00 p.m.
RANGO - This animated comedy-adventure follows the comical, transformative journey of Rango, a sheltered chameleon living as an ordinary family pet, while facing a major identity crisis. When Rango accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt…until, in a blaze of action-packed situations and encounters with outrageous characters, Rango starts to become the hero he once only pretended to be.
Animated Feature
Voices by: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant
Paramount Pictures; Directed by Gore Verbinski
Rated PG; 107 minutes; 2011

Sponsored by: Museums of Port Isabel, City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, Port Isabel Merchants Committee, Texas Pack, Inc., Quik Stop

(Schedule subject to change.)

SUMMER CAMP Adventure at the Museums of Port Isabel

NEW Dates: June 22 – August 13, 2011 > Registration Form
The Museums of Port Isabel announces “SUMMER CAMP 2011”. The Museums of Port Isabel is conducting a Summer Camp complete with a wide variety of activities sure to keep the campers interested and in the process they will also learn something about the history of the Laguna Madre area.

The Museums’ SUMMER CAMP program is looking for volunteers, sponsors and participants, June 22 – August 13 from 9am-2pm (Wednesday thru Saturday). We are seeking for campers from 1st – 5th grade. Cost: $50 for each camper per month or $75 for both months and includes: T-Shirt, Art Crafts, Videos, Walking Tours, Lunch and Games.

Weekly Schedule:
Wednesday – All About Pirate
Thursday – Seashells & Butterflies
Friday & Saturday – Birds of the Gulf, Rio Grande Valley & Endangered Birds

* Late pick up fee if campers are picked up after 2:00 p.m., for each hour.

Please join the Museums of Port Isabel and let’s have FUN during the SUMMER CAMP 2011. The Museums of Port Isabel goals are to help preserve and use our local and natural history through presentations and programs to educate and entertain.

For more information on SUMMER CAMP 2011 or to help as a volunteer or sponsors, please contact Jeannie Flores at (956) 943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com or you may also send an email to museumdirector@copitx.com.

Movies at the Lighthouse! GREEN HORNET 6/17 9:30p

Join us on Friday, June 17 at 9:30 p.m. for FREE FAMILY FUN at the Port Isabel Lighthouse! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and friends and family for a memorable evening on the grounds of the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse. All summer movies start on Friday at 9:30 p.m. just after South Padre Island’s Fireworks display over the Laguna Madre Bay. COST: FREE! For more information call 956/943-7602. museumdirector@copitx.com.

JUNE 17>>>9:30 p.m.
GREEN HORNETBritt Reid, the son of wealthy newspaper publisher James Reid, is a ne-er do well playboy who inherits a media empire after his father dies. One day, he meets an employee named Kato, who is more than he appears. After realizing that Kato secretly has a cache of weapons and utilities, Britt decides that the two should become crime fighters, taking on the identity of the Green Hornet. With the help of his new secretary, Lenore Case, Britt discovers that a man named Chudnofsky controls the city’s criminal underworld and has united all of the gangs of the city and seeks the Green Hornet, believing him to be a direct threat to his elaborate grand plan.
Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz, Christoph Waltz
Columbia Pictures; Directed by Michel Gondry
Rated PG-13; 108 minutes; 2011

JULY 1>>>9:30 p.m.
DESPICABLE MEIn a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon. Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad.
Animated Feature
Voices by: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Kristin Wiig
Universal Pictures;
Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud
Rated PG; 95 minutes; 2010

JULY 15>>>9:30 p.m.
THE KARATE KIDTwelve-year-old Dre Parker could’ve been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother’s latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying, but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre’s feelings make an enemy of the class bully and kung fu prodigy, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.
Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith
Columbia Pictures; Directed by Harald Zwart
Rated PG; 140 minutes; 2010

JULY 29>>>9:30 p.m.
IRON MAN 2 – After confessing his identity as Iron Man to the world, Tony Stark comes under fire from the U.S. Government who demands he hand over the powerful weapon that is the Iron Man suit. Meanwhile, a mysterious and dangerous foe emerges in Ivan Vanko, who creates a powerful persona known as Whiplash in order to exact revenge on the Stark family once and for all… and destroy Iron Man.
Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mickey Rourke
Paramount Pictures; Directed by Jon Favreau
Rated PG-13; 124 minutes; 2010

AUGUST 5>>>9:30 p.m.
TANGLEDWhen the kingdom’s most wanted – and most charming- bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs.
Animated Feature
Voices by: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy
Walt Disney Animation Studios;
Directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard
Rated PG; 100 minutes; 2010

AUGUST 19>>>9:30 p.m.
TOY STORY 3 – Toy Story 3 welcomes back Woody, Buzz and the whole gang back to the big screen as Andy prepares to depart for college and his loyal toys find themselves in …daycare! These untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice, so it’s all for one and one for all as plans for the Great Escape get underway. A few new faces join the adventure, including Barbie’s counterpart Ken, a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants and a pink strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o-Huggin’ Bear.
Animated Feature
Voices by: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Michael Keaton
Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation;
Directed by Lee Unkrich
Rated G; 103 minutes; 2010

OCTOBER 28>>8:00 p.m.
RANGO - This animated comedy-adventure follows the comical, transformative journey of Rango, a sheltered chameleon living as an ordinary family pet, while facing a major identity crisis. When Rango accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt…until, in a blaze of action-packed situations and encounters with outrageous characters, Rango starts to become the hero he once only pretended to be.
Animated Feature
Voices by: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant
Paramount Pictures; Directed by Gore Verbinski
Rated PG; 107 minutes; 2011

Sponsored by: Museums of Port Isabel, City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, Port Isabel Merchants Committee, Texas Pack, Inc., Quik Stop

(Schedule subject to change.)

Garza “Climate Change” Exhibit through 6/4

“Climate Change”

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Consulate de Mexico are proud to present “Climate Change”, featuring renowned Mexican artist Javier de la Garza on May 4, 2011 @ 6:30pm in the Treasures of the Gulf Museum located at 317 E. Railroad Ave., Port Isabel, TX. This temporary exhibit will be on display from May 4, 2011 through June 4, 2011.

Javier de la Garza is one of the most premier artists of the current plastic arts or `Neo-Mexicanism’, which has arisen in Mexico in the middle of the Eighties. This new artistic manifestation has great influence of the symbolism that represents the Mexican nationalism of that time.

In these new plastic arts, artist Javier de la Garza, offers an exhibition of 13 oil paintings on fabric, through which he invites us to view the reflection about the necessity of incorporating values that can influence climatic changes, evoking animal images which are in danger of extinction.

Born in Tampico, in the state of Tamaulipas Mexico; Javier de la Garza began his studies of Architecture in the University of Nuevo Leon. Later he studied engraving in the National School of Plastic Arts in Mexico before studying at ‘Studio 17′ with S.W. Hayter, in Paris.

As a teacher, Javier de la Garza counts on multiple individual exhibitions to showcase his work which have collectively been displayed in Mexico, New York, Phoenix, Houston, Paris, Brazil and Jamaica.

Join us for this free open house reception hosted by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Consulate de Mexico on May 4th at 6:30 pm. The Museums of Port Isabel and the Consulate de Mexico would like to invite all locals and art enthusiast to view this temporary exhibit.

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be available compliments of the Museums of Port Isabel and the Consulate de Mexico.

 

The Museums of Port Isabel goals are to help educate our youths while preserving our local and natural history through presentations, art exhibitions and educational exhibits. With the support from the City of Port Isabel the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce and the general public, we can achieve our goals for future generations to enjoy.

For more information call (956-943-7602) or Visit us online at www.portisabelmuseums.com.

The Circus is Coming to Town! 2/14 6 & 8:30p

A morning under the Big Top! A day of learning, laughter, and fun. Come out and experience the 2011 edition of the Kelly Miller Circus as we fill your day with an exciting learning adventure.

The journey begins as we pull onto the Circus grounds at 7:30 a.m. and begin the transformation into an educational wonderland. As the hustle and bustle of Circus life envelopes the grounds, you become lost in the unloading of equipment and animals. The giant elephants help raise the Circus Big Top and free guided tours are given to let everyone take part in the excitement. The huge creatures are so fascinating to watch. Many people have spent the entire day enjoying their playful antics. You can observe the elephants as they play together in their “elephant pen” unchained! The silly games they play will delight and amaze you.

The elephants are awesome but don’t forget the rest of our Circus family. Our horses, camels, llamas, ponies, and miniature Sicilian donkeys are equally enjoyable. They perform for you, along with the other amazing acrobats and aerialists from around the world, in the two main Big Top Circus performances.

The friendly personnel in the Animal Department will be glad to answer any questions you may have about the Circus animals on display. What better way to learn about the animals than by having a live example in front of you to observe and to ask questions about?

If you have ever wondered what a camel’s foot looks like, or how much an elephant eats, come out and see for yourself. The fun will be there for everyone, and what you learn you can take home for free.

Tickets are on sale now, $10.00 when purchased in advance from the Museums of Port Isabel, City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce and the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce. We hope to see you at the Circus!

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